Tuesday, April 24, 2012

summertime knits

the Bayside, a summertime pullover

Available as a PDF download $6.50

These 2 pieces were knit using a new Trendsetter cotton yarn "Rosita" sent to me by The BagSmith.

Knit using #19 needles for the pullover and #17 & #19 needles for the vest they obviously work up quickly. Both pieces are knit as one big piece then folded and joined. I obviously still have the openwork bug but it's hard to resist an open stitch pattern for summer or for hand dyed yarn.

I enjoyed working with this yarn and wish they made it in solid colors as well. I would love to have a few T-shirts made with this super soft 100% cotton. And did I mention it's not a weighty cotton? It's another yarn that is made using a woven tubular structure, but this one is loosely woven giving it a more casual look which fits in perfectly with the well washed feel of it.

I would rate these as patterns for an intermediate knitter.

the Lakeside, a summertime vest

Available as a PDF download. $6.50

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

LA yarn crawl, a trunk show & 2 new designs

I just shipped 2 new designs today to The BagSmith for Stitches South. Both pieces were knit using a new yarn by Trendsetter that The BagSmith is currently offering called "Rosita". This hand dyed bulky weight cotton is surprisingly light weight due to it's loosely woven tubular structure. It was easy to work with and it's super soft. Imagine your favorite T shirt that's been washed hundreds of times and that's what this feels like.

I'll post more details and the patterns in the next couple of days.

This weekend LA area yarn shops are sponsoring the 1st annual LA yarn crawl. I'll be at The Little Knittery Thursday the 12th & Friday the 13th from noon-8pm.

From 6-8 on Thursday (that's tonight!)we're having a trunk show of some of my more popular designs for those who missed it in December and on Friday we're having a trunk show for Kat Coyle.

Should be a fun weekend long event, hope to see you there!